Military & Family Readiness Center

The Military & Family Readiness Center provides individuals and families with activities and services which strengthen our community and promote self-sufficiency, mission readiness, and adaptation to the military way of life. The M&FRC welcomes active duty, retired military members, civilian DoD employees, and their family members. 

Services include:

  • Financial Counseling
  • Classes and Workshops
  • VA Benefits Advisor
Hours & Contact Info

17800 B St.
Beale AFB, CA 95903


COM: (530) 634-2863


Monday – Tuesday, Thursday – Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m

Look below or also see the M&FRC’s Facebook page for classes as applicable.

 The goal of Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is to equip separating and retiring military and civilian personnel and their families with the skills and knowledge necessary for a smooth, successful transition into the private sector.

The emphasis of the program is on preparation rather than job placement. The program is cosponsored by the Department of Defense, Department of Labor and Department of Veterans Affairs.

VA Benefits Advisor: Mr. Cesar Macher, Office located in the M&FRC
Office phone: 530-634-2828

Mr Macher is available to provide one-one-one assistance to help you understand how to navigate VA, benefits, and services you’ve earned through your military career. You don’t ned to wait until you’re getting ready to separate or retire; learn about your VA benefits early in your career.

Let our VA Benefits Advisors help you navigate your VA Benefits. Call the M&FRC to be referred to our local advisors!

Initial Counseling/Pre-Separation Briefing

The first step in the transition process is to attend the Initial Counseling/Pre-separation Briefing.  This briefing is mandated by public law for transitioning military members and must be accomplished NLT 365 days prior to date of separation/retirement.  (Exception to this timeframe:  short notice separations where counseling must occur as soon as possible).  It provides an overview of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) mandates; transition benefits; and referrals to various service agencies.  It is recommended you attend this briefing 18 – 24 months prior to separation/retirement.  The earlier your transition preparation, the more successful you’ll be!

Separating Members
Initial Counseling/Pre-Separation briefings are held every Wednesday, from 0800 – 1100 hrs.  Call 530-634-2863 to register.

Retiring Members
Initial Counseling/Pre-Separation briefings are held on the last Friday of each month (may vary), from 0800 – 1200 hrs.  This briefing also includes a TRICARE for Retirees briefing from a Health Net representative.  Call 530-634-2863 to register.

TAP Seminar
Attending the Initial Counseling/Pre-separation briefing is the pre-requisite to attend this monthly seminar.  This seminar gives you the skills you need to pursue employment after your military service. Includes: career research tools, financial planning, VA Benefits and Services information; resume writing; interviewing; the job search process; social medials tools, etc.

Need to download your TAP budget, please CLICK HERE.

Additional 2-Day Classes

Boots to Business: 2 Day Class

Military members pursuing self-employment in the private or non-profit sector will learn about the challenges faced by entrepreneurs, the benefits and realities of entrepreneurship, and the steps toward business ownership.  Call 530-634-2863 to register. 

Career & Credential Exploration (C2E) Track

The Career & Credential Exploration Track assists with establishing clear goals, evaluating training options, and building an action plan.  Participants will complete personalized career development assessments of occupational interest, aptitude and work values that will provide them with a variety of tailored career recommendations. They will learn how to use certification finder web tools and other internet resources that identify licensed occupations and a military occupational code translator.  Call 530-634-2863 to register.

Managing Your (MY) Education Track

Service members pursuing college education will receive guidance to prepare for the college application process.  The Education track addresses such topics as identifying educational goals, education funding, and researching and comparing institutions. Upon completion of this track, service members will be prepared to submit an application to an academic institution, meet with a counselor from the institution, and connect with the Student Veterans Organization on campus. Service members will be able to meet with education counselors for individualized preparation as desired.  Call the Education Center to register:  530-634-2525.

DOL (Department of Labor) Employment Track
The Employment Track assists members seeking employment with resume writing, interviewing skills, networking, labor market information and federal employment.  Registration for this class will take place during the Initial Counseling/Pre-separation briefing.

For a full list and details of our programs, click here!


Base Newcomer’s Orientation
Happy Landings
Smooth Move for PCS


One-on-one counseling available
Basic Investments
Car Buying Strategies
Thrift Savings Plan
Home Buying/Selling
Ditching the Dorms


Child Care for PCS
Bundles for Babies
*For emergency travel assistance please call the American Red Cross at 1-877-272-7337.


Initial Counseling/Pre-Separation Briefing
TAP Seminar



5 Steps to Professional Employment
10 Steps to Federal Employment


Pre-deployment Briefings
Hearts Apart Activity


Key Spouse Program
Heart Link
Single Parent Network





Military & Family Life Counselor (MFLC) 

Emergency Family Assistance Center (EFAC)

Military Family Life Consultants

There are two unique Military & Family Life Consultant Programs here at Beale – one that Supports Service Members and Their Families (MFLC) and one that supports Military Children & Youth and Those Supporting Them (CYB-MFLC)

Helping you is their priority!
Scheduling an appointment is easy, just call the Beale Adult MFLC at 530-434-3705 and 530-777-8170. To schedule an appointment for Beale Child MFLC, call 530-599-1000. They can also be reached by emailing:

Do You Need Help with Child & Youth Behaviors?
The Child & Youth Behavioral Military & Family Life Consultants are Masters or Ph.D. level, licensed professionals specializing in child and youth behavioral issues. They are available at no cost to assist children & youth, parents, family members and staff.

  • School adjustment
  • Deployment and separation
  • Reunion adjustment
  • Sibling and parent-child communication
  • Behavioral concerns
  • Fear, grief, and loss
  • Daily life issues

Child & Youth Behavioral Military & Family Life Consultants provide broad-ranging support to military children and youth, and to the family members and other adults who support them. For example, they:

  • Engage in activities with children/youth
  • Provide direct intervention in classroom, camp or family childcare situations, including assisting staff in setting and managing boundaries
  • Model behavioral techniques and provide feedback to staff
  • Are available to staff to discuss interactions with children and other concerns
  • Outreach to parents
  • Facilitate psycho-educational groups at child and youth program sites
  • Conduct parent and staff training sessions

Do You Need to Talk to Someone?
Military & Family Life Consultants (MFLCs) are here to listen. MFLCs are Masters or Ph.D. level, licensed professionals from outside the military system who are available to help service members, spouses, family members, children, and civilian employees address:

  • Anger Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Communication
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Decision Making Skills
  • Productivity at Work
  • Deployment Stress
  • Reintegration:Warrior to Citizen
  • Relocation Adjustment
  • Separation
  • Coping Skills
  • Building Resiliency
  • Homesickness
  • Loss & Grief

The services they provide are FREE and ANONYMOUS except when state, federal and military reporting requirements dictate otherwise for protection of personnel.

EFMP – Family Support Coordinator
17800 B St, Bldg. 2179
Beale AFB, CA 95903

EFMP – Medical
9th Medical Group
15301 Warren Shingle Rd.
Beale AFB, CA 95903

The Air Force’s Exceptional Family Member Program-Family Support (EFMP-FS) is the community support function provided by the Military & Family Readiness Centers (M&FRC). EFMP-FS is designed to provide support to family members—both adult & children with special needs. The EFMP-FS Coordinator services include, but are not limited to:

  • Information and Referral
  • Advocacy
  • Educational Workshops
  • Support Groups
  • Special Events
  • Playgroups
  • Resource Information
  • Special Education Information
  • Awareness
  • Individualized Information Specific to Your Family’s Needs

Please note: The EFFMP-FS Coordinator is here to assist families in finding a variety of resource options on BEALE AFB and in the local community. The M&FRC does not give official endorsement to programs, organizations, or service providers.

Setting Up a Financial Appointment
We’re glad you have reached out for assistance! We look forward to assisting you!

To help you, we need to get a snapshot of where you are at. Download the Budget Worksheet and save the spreadsheet to your computer. Save the file as your last name (example: Smith.xls or Jones.xls)

Note: If you have problems downloading the budget, click on the link using the right mouse button, then select save as to save the file to your computer. Then open the file with Microsoft Excel.

  1. Call the M&FRC or email us at to schedule an apointment.

Helpful Items to Bring to Your Financial Appointment

  1. Copies of your:
    • Bills
    • Bank Statements
    • Loans (Car, Home, Credit Cards, Store Cards, Personal Loans, Etc..
    • LES and Spouse’s earnings if applicable

Identity Theft Victims

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